The Welder/Fabricator reports to the Fixed Maintenance Supervisor. This position is responsible for the operations associated with the recognition, set up, and operation of hand and power welding tools and while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include the operation of hand welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld, join, or repair metal components. The Welder/Fabricator should possess knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles consistently utilized within the trade.
This position operates under flexible parameters and its primary goal is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently.
Direct contact with Maintenance Supervisor, or Shredder Operations Supervisor, and operations production employees. Face-to-face and radio communication required daily.
This position is regularly exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, face shields, and additional personal protective equipment as needed, must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.
Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.
Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions
Ability to: sit rarely; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the yard; shift and adjust up to 100 pounds consistently; crouch or bend at the knees consistently to move or access materials or equipment; stoop or bend at the waist consistently to move materials; reach at arms length and overhead frequently; twist and turn at the neck and trunk continually; climb occasionally when obtaining items; manual dexterity required as Welder/fabricator will handle and grasp parts constantly; arm-hand steadiness required constantly for precision work; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Welder/fabricator will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.
High School diploma, GED Certification, or equivalent experience in a similar role preferred. Previous experience in the welding field preferred. Ability to decipher technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models required.
PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
The hiring company participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.
An offer of U.S. employment by the hiring company or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.
All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the hiring company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.